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Explore What’s Next: Cardiovascular Tech Forum 2024!

Get ready for CTF 2024 on Thursday, September 12th! While the 2024 agenda is under wraps, dive into the excitement of our 2023 Forum, where pioneers and visionaries shaped the future of cardiovascular health. Stay tuned for an even more compelling 2024 agenda, featuring cutting-edge advancements, dynamic speakers, and interactive sessions that redefine cardiovascular technology. Relive the 2023 highlights and prepare to embark on a journey into the future of cardiovascular care. The Cardiovascular Tech Forum 2024 agenda is coming soon – we can’t wait to share it with you!


Thursday, September 12, 2024

2:00 pm PST


Registration Opens

2:30 – 4:30 pm PST


Patent Pursuit

4:30 – 5:30 pm PST


Partnership Pursuit

5:30 – 7:00 pm PST


Welcome Reception

7:00 – 9:00 pm PST


VIP Dinner
Friday, September 13, 2024

7:30 – 8:30 am PST


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 am PST


Opening Remarks

Cheryl Wood, Senior Event Manager, Octane

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

EMCEE: Maria Berkman, MD, Head of MedTech, Broadview Ventures

8:50 – 9:10 am PST


Opening Keynote – Innovation is Not a Linear Path

Joseph Wu, President, American Heart Association

9:10 – 10:00 am PST


CVD Fundamentals: Bridging the gap between unmet clinical needs and cardiovascular innovation

Explore the heart of cardiovascular disease fundamentals and the web of unmet clinical needs plaguing the field. From the pressing need for more accurate and accessible diagnostic tools to more personalized treatment strategies tailored to individual patient profiles, this panel will shine a spotlight on the critical gaps that persist in cardiovascular care. With an aim to identify actionable solutions and pave the way for transformative advancements this session will bridge the divide between unmet clinical needs and innovative solutions.

10:00 – 10:30 am PST


Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 am PST


Exploring the Consumerization of MedTech in Cardiovascular Care: Empowering Patients, Enhancing Outcomes

Consumer-grade medical technologies are revolutionizing cardiovascular care. Discover how wearable sensors, mobile apps, and user-friendly devices empower patients to monitor their health in real-time, fostering proactive management and personalized interventions. The transformative potential of consumer-centric approaches to improve patient outcomes can drive collaborative strategies.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST


Why Did You Say No?

Understanding the reasons why investors and strategics say no to new innovations can help entrepreneurs refine their pitch, address potential concerns, and increase their chances of securing funding in future interactions with investors. Discover firsthand accounts of successful entrepreneurs who persisted in the face of rejection, iterated on their pitches, and ultimately secured funding for their ventures. Gain invaluable advice on building resilience, refining your pitch, and strategically navigating the investor landscape.

Moderator: Arshad Quadri, MD, inQB8 Medical Technologies

12:00 – 1:00 pm PST


Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm 


Pediatric Innovation Development 

1:40 – 3:10 pm 


Capital and Growth Presenting Companies

Highly vetted select companies will pitch their products to our investor ecosystem with key strategics and physicians.

(5) Presenting Companies


Michael Hill, Managing Director, Capital Assist

3:10 – 3:30 pm 


Networking Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm 


Presenting Company Award & Cardiovascular Prize Award / Keynote

Presented by Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou, and inQBB Medical Technologies CEO, Dr. Arshad Quadri to:

4:30 – 6:30 pm PT


Cocktail Reception – Grand Lawn

“Heart and Art” Reception

OC Innovation Week: Opening Reception

UCI Beall Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA

Join us for the grand kickoff of OC Innovation Week at our Opening Reception, where excitement and innovation converge.

Fast Pitch

The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave, Irvine, CA, United States

Fast Pitch is a unique opportunity for Orange County's tech innovators to showcase their groundbreaking ideas. Participants present their pitches to a distinguished panel of judges, potential partners, and investors.

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